Monday, March 21, 2011

The Score......20/03

In contrast to last night, a cracker ensued with another new macro- making it 20 for the year so far. Right on cue and just 2 days before last years 1st record.

Lead-coloured Drab
Luckily this is a very well marked individual. It is a female, as only males have the heavily 'feathered' antennae. This can sometimes make ID a bit tricky and last year I only counted the males so missed at least 1 female type that I recorded as Clouded Drab. Therefore, last year's total was 4 records, no doubt heavily bolstered by the fact there is a Poplar plantation 1 mile to the North of my location.

 Red Chestnut
A slightly daggy individual- but it's good to get a photo.

Results 24 of 9 Species-
  • Common Quaker- 7
  • Clouded Drab- 6
  • Hebrew Character- 3
  • Red Chestnut- 2
  • A. heracliana- 2
  • E. monodactyla- 1
  • Early Grey- 1
  • Lead-coloured Drab- 1 -Year tick
  • March Moth- 1

1 comment:

  1. Nice well marked LCD! they are still very elusive moths amongst the Clouded Drabs.